Vachel Lindsay

1879 - 1931

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (; November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931) was an American poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vachel Lindsay has received more than 327,455 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Vachel Lindsay is the 6,498th most popular writer (down from 5,939th in 2019), the 12,346th most popular biography from United States (down from 11,861st in 2019) and the 900th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 330k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Art of the Moving Picture
The art of the moving picture
Motion pictures, Motion pictures, yearbooks
General William Booth enters into heaven, and other poems
Poetry, Poetry (poetic works by one author)
The Art of the Moving Picture
The Congo and other poems
Collections, Poetry, Women authors
Adventures while preaching the gospel of beauty

Page views of Vachel Lindsays by language

Over the past year Vachel Lindsay has had the most page views in the with 34,150 views, followed by Spanish (1,502), and German (1,492). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (53.61%), Danish (48.09%), and Swedish (33.77%)


Among writers, Vachel Lindsay ranks 6,498 out of 7,302Before him are João W. Nery, Sue Monk Kidd, Felicia Hemans, William Kennedy, Lionel Trilling, and Lidija Dimkovska. After him are Ogden Nash, John Arden, Jasper Fforde, Christopher Moore, George MacDonald Fraser, and Countee Cullen.

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Among people born in 1879, Vachel Lindsay ranks 261Before him are Albert Ireton, James Branch Cabell, Charles Thias, King Baggot, Elmer McCollum, and Gerald Logan. After him are C. H. Douglas, Coenraad Hiebendaal, Julius Falkenstein, Kathlyn Williams, Harry Kerr, and Thomas Meighan. Among people deceased in 1931, Vachel Lindsay ranks 146Before him are Axel Andersen, Charles Hefferon, Frank Harris, Lidiya Tseraskaya, James Neill, and Tom Roberts. After him are George Whitefield Chadwick, Henrietta Edwards, and Robert Edeson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Vachel Lindsay ranks 12,346 out of 20,380Before him are William Kennedy (1928), Lionel Trilling (1905), Ruth Clifford (1900), Geoffrey Blake (1962), Milburn Stone (1904), and Allen Covert (1964). After him are Ogden Nash (1902), Don Davis (1957), Rory Culkin (1989), Pat Crowley (1933), Eric Allan Kramer (1962), and Victoria Rowell (1959).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Vachel Lindsay ranks 900Before him are Marc Connelly (1890), Norman Podhoretz (1930), Tracy Hickman (1955), Sue Monk Kidd (1948), William Kennedy (1928), and Lionel Trilling (1905). After him are Ogden Nash (1902), Christopher Moore (1957), Countee Cullen (1903), Richelle Mead (1976), Alice Sebold (1963), and Colson Whitehead (1969).